One time a salesman visited our place. We let him in because he was referred by a family friend. I was asked to listen to the demo. The first thing he did was show his cheque.
I knew right there and then that I wouldn't buy his product. I knew that he would capitalize on people's struggle to earn money. That he was going to trick his listeners into believing that he was offering a good business opportunity. I knew that there was nothing new with his product.
After more than a decade of using social media, I see this salesman's trick in different forms online.
"Just spend two hours of clicking, and you'll earn this much!"
"I earned XXX in just a month. So awesome!"
"Ask me about my online business; it's giving me financial freedom!"
"Making passive income is not as complicated as it sounds!"
If you're trying a "legit" business with these kinds of ads, it's okay. I won't oppose it. But here's a reminder: you're just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Making money is NEVER easy.
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